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Good long distance moving company?

Old 03-06-2012, 10:24 AM
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I'm looking into a cross country move ~ 3600 miles for a new job. The company asked for two written quotes of which I assume they will select one. My question is, who should I talk to? Is any one a real stand out quality wise? Any major no ways? What should I be aware of when talking to companies? It's my first time using a moving company so I'm sure there are a number of issues I should be paying attention to but my lack of previous experience concerns me.

We are talking a full 4 bedroom house, 3 cars and a 26' boat so it's not that small of a deal.
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Old 03-06-2012, 10:27 AM
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Old 03-06-2012, 02:13 PM
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Www.Allied.com Allied van lines. Call your local agent and have them come to the house for an in home survey. Any other questions you can pm me.
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Be sure the quote includes insurance for the full replacement cost if something is broken or missing. Otherwise they offer 50-cents per pound for damaged goods ... or something like that. You know that brand new car that weighs 2000 lbs ... and was totaled when the van it was in flipped on highway ice. The mover will settle with you for $1000 for that car if you do not have insurance for replacement cost.

Also, you need to control the packing. You do not want illegal aliens (who did you think they are going to hire?) in all areas of your home at the same time, some with experience, some without. you can strongly specify you need a quote that includes lawful labor only, no illegal aliens.

Be sure every box is inventoried. You will be required to sign that inventory. If you are not comfortable with a box, make them open it and re-inventory it. Also, if you cannot account for a specific item, make them start open and unpacking until they find it and properly inventory it.

There are somethings that will not ship -- learn what they are and plan accordingly.

If you have specific questions, ask.
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Old 03-06-2012, 04:38 PM
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Bekins Van Lines (I worked for them to get through school). Get full replacement cost coverage, do the walk-through with the estimator, watch your inventory, and be noce to the packers and loaders. A cool drink on a hot day makes the whole experience better...
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